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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily calendar all over the place.

When times feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending a lot more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

Did you know we can add indoor air quality products in your home that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Today’s houses are tightly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be dirtier than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can be troublesome, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

There are many of elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could result in headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some solutions include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which system is a good fit for your home? Our expert professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that impact your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon our findings, we can then recommend the best solution for your home’s distinctive needs.

Keep reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we offer.

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters air.

One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.

We recommend upgrading to at least a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter delivers fresher air while reducing energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark in air filtration, since they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Regardless of whatever filter you select, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been comprehensively checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit operating smoothly.

Ahead of installing an enhanced filter, contact us at 407-477-6319. Our professionals can help you find the right solution for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead to strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added inside your HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system might deliver much-needed relief. Especially if you live in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an additional advantage for your HVAC unit. It could help it last longer and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It completes this without restricting your HVAC equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having even humidity in your home could help keep your household from getting sick when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, amidst further cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity throughout your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t operating.

Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Osceola Air, LLC, we’re passionate about making your house more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most complete solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling associate. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 407-477-6319 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any apprehension you can have with a technician visiting your home now.

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*Based on in-duct testing that shows Healthy Climate® filters reduce airflow restriction. Greater restriction of airflow creates a greater load on a unit’s fan motor, increasing energy consumption.

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